Kansas City Barbeque Society

This BBQ Cook-Off is a fully sanctioned KCBS contest

August 20th & 21st 2021 - Kick off the festivities by supporting KCBS and be sure to join us the following weekend, August 27th and 28th, for Western Legends Heritage and Music Festival

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Applications need to be submitted August 2nd, 2021 by 5pm(MST) in order to compete.


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We are Utah’s only KCBS sanctioned, professional BBQ event. Bring your BBQ Game!!

Bring your cook teams to the 2021 Western Legends, 5th annual BBQ Cook-Off sponsored by Kane County, Utah.

This year’s event will be held on August 20-21, 2021 behind the Kanab Convention Center, 180 E. 100 N., Kanab, UT, 84741

Kanab Meats, our local USDA Meat Supplier, has agreed to give a discount to any participant that purchases meat through them as part of their support and sponsorship for this event. They are great to work with and can meet your needs. Give them a call at 435 644 2696 ( Prices only good until application deadline, August 2nd)

BBQ Cook Off Registration!


Calling all BBQ Cook Teams! Registration is now open! Sign up today for the Western Legends KCBS BBW cook off, presented by Kane County.

$11,000 Total Payout!
Grand Champion: $2,000 | Reserve Champion: $1,500 | Place 1st through 6th win cash prize!

We are only taking the first 50 BBQ Teams! Registration is not confirmed until registration form, W-9 form, and entry fees are received. All teams must be self-contained. Electricity limited. Contact Jim Pashia to reserve electrical spot. First come, first served, 314-750-8817

Entry Fee:

  • $225 until June 11th (fees due by August 2nd), 2021
  • $250 per team after June 11th, 2021 (fee due at time of signup)

Cook off categories: Beef Brisket, Chicken, Pork, and Pork Ribs

New this year there will be a KCBS Turkey Smoke, Steak Championship, and KCBS Pork Ancillary which includes a kids que. The WL SCA event is one of seven SCA contests in Utah. Sign up for the SCA Steak Championship here.


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This BBQ Cook-Off is a family friendly event, a judged cooking contest, and an experience for passionate barbeque enthusiasts of all ages.  Passionate and talented grilling teams will be coming from all over the West to Kanab to compete for $10,000 in prize money! Teams must prepare entries in the following categories: chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Certified KCBS judges will evaluate barbeque in three different criteria: taste, appearance and texture. In addition to the cash prizes, this is a “Masters Series” is a qualifying event for the participants to progress to the prestigious American Royale and the Jack Daniels World Championships.


In addition to the Masters Series, we will also be putting on a “Peoples Choice” BBQ Competition for both the pros and locals. Guests and locals can purchase tickets to vote for which grillin’ tastes best. There’s a $1,000 purse for the winner.


New this year there will also be a Turkey Smoke, Steak Championship, and Pork Ancillary which includes a kids que.

There is no additional entry fee for the Turkey Smoke and Pork Ancillary KCBS categories. The turkey and pork products are provided to the cook teams.

The WL SCA event is one of seven SCA contests in Utah.

More details and information to come.

KCBS winners will receive a check by mail within 14 days of the event.


For more information, contact:
Marybeth Kuntz: mbkp@aol.com or 314 750 3253



Participating Teams


Spaces are 20’x30′ All items MUST fit inside the 20’x30′ spot including hitches, bumpers, tents, seating, etc. If you will be outside the 20’x30′ spot, you will need to purchase an additional spots.
Inspection of cleanliness of booth area at end of event will be done and a $100 cleaning fee could be imposed. Keep your area clean!
Garbage must be picked up and in the dumpsters nightly.
Booth space is on concrete and will require weights to secure a tent. No stakes.
The competition will take place rain or shine, please come prepared.
Participants are responsible for their own equipment; canopies, tables, chairs, displays, extension cords, lighting, heat source, etc. Outlets may be several feet away from the site; cords need to be taped down in common walkways.
All participants are required to carry their own insurance.
Kane County Events, Kane County or Kanab City will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents, damage to equipment or personal injury.

Electricity will only be available to small tents. Only available for $40 to the first 12 to call and sign up. Otherwise, you are required to provide yourself with a generator. All generators should be an inverter generator. For more information, contact: Marybeth Kuntz: mbkp@aol.com or 314 750 3253

You are required to provide your own fresh and grey water needs, as well as grease disposal.

Early Bird Special $225.00 until June 1st, 2021
Entry Fee: $250.00 after June 1st, 2021
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